Bad luck for Vicory Project 156

The Victory Project 156 that was built in collaboration with Roland Sands has suffered a major crash during testing for the famous Pikes Peak hill-climb race. The crash was so severe that the sub frame was bent drastically. Also the main frame , and gas tank suffered from the unfortunate accident among others. The bike needed strip down in order to replace the damaged parts.

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Good news is that rider Don Canet was not seriously injured and managed to walk away from the crash.

Don Canet stated: As I was going up the mountain I lost the front end under braking, asphalt temperature was extremely low and, counter intuitively, I think the tire was getting colder as the run went on.”

Also bike builder Roland Sands commented the unfortunate event: “Yea. She’s seen better days…. the crash destroyed the sub-frame, ignition, wiring loom, gas tank, exhaust, frame, foot controls, front disc, shock, linkage, engine plates and more.”

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For the time being the team is focusing on making it to the starting grid but both Victory and Sands look confident that things will go as planed.

 

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